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Definitions and Synonyms of adult | Another word for adult | What is adult?

Definition 1: any mature animal - [noun denoting animal]

(adult is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 2: a fully developed person from maturity onward - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for adult in the sense of this definition

(adult is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of adult ) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

(... is a kind of adult ) a person who advocates war or warlike policies

(... is a kind of adult ) an elderly person

(... is a kind of adult ) someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes

(... is a kind of adult ) a person of refined upbringing and manners

(... is a kind of adult ) someone to whom a pledge is made or someone with whom something is deposited as a pledge

(... is a kind of adult ) someone who makes or gives a pledge

(... is a kind of adult ) a person engaged in one of the learned professions

(... is a kind of adult ) a serious and sedate individual

(... is a kind of adult ) a worldly-wise person

(... is a kind of adult ) a person who seldom goes anywhere; one not given to wandering or travel

(... is a kind of adult ) someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions

(... is a kind of adult ) a well-bred person

(... is a kind of adult ) a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

(... is a kind of adult ) a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties

(... is a kind of adult ) a person able to do a variety of different jobs acceptably well

(... is a kind of adult ) an adult with a short broad head

(... is a kind of adult ) a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult

(... is a kind of adult ) a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect

(... is a kind of adult ) a person who takes a position in the political center

(... is a kind of adult ) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

"a real character" "a strange character" "a friendly eccentric" "the capable type" "a mental case"

(... is a kind of adult ) a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas

(... is a kind of adult ) an adult with a long narrow head

(... is a kind of adult ) a person who is older than you are

(... is a kind of adult ) a person who was formerly a spouse

(... is a kind of adult ) an adherent of fascism or other authoritarian views

(... is a kind of adult ) a person who invites guests to a social event (such as a party in his or her own home) and who is responsible for them while they are there

(... is a kind of adult ) a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events

(... is a kind of adult ) an adult female person (as opposed to a man)

"the woman kept house while the man hunted"

(adult is a part of ...) the body of an adult human being

Definition 3: (of animals) fully developed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where adult or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an adult animal
  • a grown woman

Synonyms for adult in the sense of this definition

(adult is similar to ...) having reached full natural growth or development

"a mature cell"

(adult belongs to category ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 4: designed to arouse lust - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where adult or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pornographic films and magazines
  • adult movies

Synonyms for adult in the sense of this definition

(adult is similar to ...) marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

"feeling sexy" "sexy clothes" "sexy poses" "a sexy book" "sexy jokes"

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